Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'll be away for a few days

Ann's Dad died from lung cancer late on Friday night.

I'm heading to NH for a few days to support Ann and her family and attend the visiting hours on Wednesday evening. So far it looks like they will be from 4:00 to 6:30 pm and a service at 6:30 at Kent and Pelzar funeral home. select William F. Allen.

Ann's Dad was diagnosed wth lung cancer late last fall, and went through a course of chemotherapy starting in NH and finishing in Florida where her mom and dad spent their winters. Ann took some long weekends to visit her parents on her own, and brought her family during school vacations to spend time with them as well. I know she appreciated that she was able to take the time, and at times work remotely, in order to spend time visiting while the winters were cold in the northeast.

I'm quite confident Bill is in Heaven, relieved from the pain, confusion and discomfort he experienced in his last few weeks. I'm praying that Ann and her mom Linda, and the rest of her family find comfort during this incredibly difficult time. I'd appreciate it if you would say a prayer for them as well. Thanks.